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Tuesday, March 19, 1935
University of Ncbrcska-Lincoln
Vol, 84 No. 128
VcMhcr: Sunny and a bit coder today with a
hlqh of G1 (16C). Cloudy tonight with a low of 33
(1C). Even cooler cn Wednesday but still spring
liko with a high of 55 (13C). Showers possibfo
Icier in tha weak.
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By Ad Ilc wlsr
i;it News Editor
meeting all come requirements.
But professors usually are the peo-
l w.'uj uca-vui oivuk . Cm wjio Uiiimsieiv GcuTie meir own
J class attendance policies at UNL attendance policy. And, Thereon said,
is mat m
pg he only clear-cut rale about
lere is no clear-cut rule,
several university educators agree.
What penance students must make
depends on their professojs. Profes
sors have their own answers to
whether attendance is necessary for
all students, even those who get A's
on all tests and whether it should
affect students' final grades.
Norman Thereon, UNL law profes
sor and president of the Faculty
Senate said it's up to the students.
it is usually up to that professor to
tell his or her class what this attend
ance policy is.
Although professors' policies differ,
scnie departments have stricter
standards than others. The English
department is an example. Linda
Rcssiter of the English department's
main office said that English profes
sors tend to be mere strict becsise
their classes usually consist of about
SO people, siid without good tttend
ance, "yea can have a pretty lousy
"It's their money," Thorson said.
"If they want to come to class, fine. If "On the college tevei, they (prcfes-
thcy don't, fke. But a student's expe- scrs) don't want the ct:::1cr.ts if
rience is differeEt if they have they're not gsir to cone to class,"
attended dass." ' ' Eossiter said. .
Yon walk into an empty class and
. you feel lilte-someone 'spit miyoii.'
' town Uwswtifihii Ut&tmiien
Rtek SlEnrv, a gair pgfdiogy masJor, ttkdics feelers dssss la Lev Uhrsxy asdl&rtes.
Charles SiubMeSeld, an English
professor, has a different opinion.
"There are no excused absences in
my class," he sad. "It doesn't matter
if your grandmother dies or not I
can't give guy credit for attending
bis grandmother's funeral"
Another professor's cpirdoa:
"Students miss out on a lot of val
uable dassrocm time that b part of
th-3 msturifil process," said G. G.
Mdse's, dean of the College of Aits
and Sciences. However, Meisels did
sny students can learn a lot just by
reading class material.
The schedule-of-classes book given
to students at pre-registration time
briefly lists some attendance guide
lines. It stresses that:
O Students are responsible for
0 Neither absence nor a notifica
tion of absence relieves students of
Some professors flunk students cn
poor attendance alone. If students
neglect to regularly attend a class,
professors can and often do send out
a notice at midterm, warning stu
dents that their absences could affect
Les Vhipp, jm English professor,
said some professors' feelings are
hurt when few students turn oEt for
fceir ckssss, and they retaliate with
strict attendance policies.
'Tou walk into an empty class and
you feel like someone spit on you,"
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tor lea ty
M fa m C a B 11 Si MTA i m fcf m M U W Si K . U H B H I K B t W R' a 1ft i
Eob, a UNL ssphemore, dreads
rfitha trin to the bathrcoia on Ms ml
dvEce fcdl Soar. He ha been dr
it far the l&st 10 mmutes. Ea
rpirjs becsase he fesorsrs fee's gsir to
fkl that burning tin, and it liarts
"jesa, a UNL jisicr, feds thit psln
mere end rc?3 fica'lat!y. And j-ost
hst fdtshafJta dist pain, dee?
la hsrfasr tsn . . .
EibcrJJesaera Scttel, but thry
a wd prcblEa thsi is bscssini
n::3 cc;:r.::i s.t UIIL, la K :l
:"t L'c:a tcr":"; trcrr.Ut. J d
c.-. :3 (CTS's). r.Vs sr:ri i:.:i-c-:.ts
ha r.:y hr.'B garicrf-.ca. J's
etlcie ia Nev-.'sv.-ed; maganns's Feb. 4 ages' of 15 and 55 will contract STD
Issue contained figures about STD's in during their lives,
the United States: Two million people got goRor-
Each day, about 27,000 people' rheaia 1SS4
tecfchcnS,cMaraydiaeadfei- esntmdssneferacfsm o ipnus uaeaea fcou people
I& e""?otas - Three to four nillicn people get ia ISai
ktlhtlfslhmi STD's are sureadiaa chlsssydia esd year. " Confirmed cases of AIDS
. i . . . u . I? n .fl! J r, 1wr-m
ci una m raar ceoria cawesn me Aenurea ussub sjuui wo
rcse irca in w ,o -fc
f wii .
Local statistics show STD's are also
cn the rlre. Dick E::r.za, an ecctcr
y;12i tie KzItzzIi Sirlz llztlih Depsst-
syeptor.13 Isdicste pelvic inHsmma
Doth tosses csa lesd to serious
feeslUi prsMems, So can other STD's,
Midwest Red Gross officials
to tmpiemem testjor i
Tha Asssiiiia Fd Cress will gcnlces for the Esd Cros3 Hid-
b-ia testhg Used fcr evldsr.ee cf Dsgisa, ssid cr.e cf the tests will be
exrTossre to AID3 sssa, a Bed Cress esei ia KebrasSa, pccslbiy within
eddii e!l weaks. K:d Cross techaidass
Tfce Feed esd Drxg Al-atetra- used thst time to ksra kcw to ccn-
tisa recently llesnssd'to tests far &d the test, ha ssld.
possible AIDS expossrs. J&mes
L'ssrk,nsdiea! Erector cfbiood
Ti 't 'I .a 4 a C'Zl Xt.
:ed cases cf gc-rlC
ij.ca b th:- ntite rcs3 tzn 2,840 Li It 23
StsJa figures ho that trend cca
tinses ia--iSl Diiring the first five
rejertsd 423 esses cfg?asr&82, cea
psrei to 234 daring tie sane period
im.4i4 w Y
Efost cf the professors interviewed
agreed that if and when students do
skip classes, they miss an important
part cf their college education
even if those classes derJ mainly with
reading material instead of class
Ccatiaaed cn Page 3
new rec center
By Gens Gesitrcp
ESbrts to publish an ail-university
yesrboek and to construct a nm UNL
recreation center will continue, thssks
to last week's results of tro referen
dum surwp included n the ASUN
The Coral'msker Yearbook rir;z?
asked students if they would "support
an increase cf student fees, less then a
dsila, per student, per semester to
help Snsnce aa all-Enlvcreltys'es'bse
prise fer sisch a toek.
cf these who reted sspjcrtei a yes?
bock and 418 percent cr 1,341 seli
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